Saturday, June 29, 2013

Battlefield 4 Pre-order Warning



Just a heads up for all you Battlefield fans. If you're planning to pre-order Battlefield 4 Deluxe Edition thinking you're getting the premium expansion pack and/or a premium account think again. EA is up to their little tricks again. In the link below EA claims you're getting a PREMIUM expansion pack if you pre-order the downloadable  Deluxe Edition pc version through Origin. NO! You're not getting anything PREMIUM! You're getting the base game, the China Rising Expansion Pack, 3 Gold Battlepacks and access to Beta .
EA's wordplay brought a lot of confusion in BF4 forums and gamers who pre-ordered got mixed up  thinking they were getting premium packs and a premium account. Premium accounts will be offered some time after BF4 releases. No matter the Deluxe Edition is still a good value if you're interested at only $10 more than the standard game download. Battlefield 4 is set to release late October early November 2013.

http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/expansion-packs/china-rising

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Folk Tale strategy rpg soon to be released !



  We are looking forward to playing the soon to be released strategy RPG Folk Tale by developer Games Foundry. We'll also provide a few Folk Tale walkthrough videos with in-game commentary very soon on our Youtube channel. If you purchase it now on Steam you can start playing the early access mode and help developers with crucial feedback as it is going thru it's development phase. Early Access includes the alpha, regular updates throughout development, the digital retail version of the game, and all patches thereafter. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Play MotoGP 13 Demo.



MotoGP 2013 playable demo has been released from Milestone. The game will be officially released on 21 June, 2013. So far it's looking and sounding good. Check out the video for the FullHD experience.
You can download the playable pc demo here:
http://www.gamershell.com/download_101157.shtml#mXqUJwvRsdwxyRre.99

Monday, June 10, 2013

AMD APU with 4.3MHz overclock for less than 500e

A nice fast overclockable desktop pc with decent onboard graphics at an affordable price. The AMD A10-5800k Trinity series APU is a complete cpu and gpu package and at only 115 euros it is a very good economical solution.

     I added 2 Corsair Vengeance Ram at 8gb and 1866MHz because the apu demands high frequency. I cooled it off with a Zalman 5x Perfoma cooler and an Enermax Vegas Duo 140mm side panel fan mostly for it's 11 stage led light show. The case is a nice n light CoolerMaster K350 Elite which comes with two stock cooling 120mm fans (front and back). It includes a front  usb 3.0 and a usb 2.0 port. Two more usb 3.0 and four usb 2.0 ports are located in rear i/o. The motherboard is an Asus FM2 F2A85-M LE which supports onboard 7.1 audio. There's an hdmi, a dvi and vga port for all possible monitor and television connections. I completed the desktop by adding a WD Caviar Green 7200 rpm and 64mb HDD for storage.
The AMD apu runs overclocked at a stable 4.3 GHz and all the while stays very cool and quiet. Temps are 19c at idle and 57c on full load.

 As far as gaming is concerned it can run even the most recent games on low to medium graphic settings. If you're a serious gamer though you should add a discreet gpu. It's also possible to run this apu in Crossfire mode by adding an AMD HD6670 which will set you back another 85 euros!

   The total cost of the pc desktop was 470 euros without the discreet gpu. I don't use it for gaming so I don't really mind. It handles multi tasking like a pro and we run fullHD 1080p music videos on a 52 inch plasma tv and a 21 inch lcd tv using hdmi cable switches. The pc runs everything beautifully.

I love how AMD has offered the consumer some invaluable processing at a very reasonable price.
Now AMD has just come out with a newer version of this apu, it's the A10-6800k and at 150 euros I'm sure they will keep everyone happy again.

Jimmy Dali

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

AverMedia Live Gamer Portable gets good gameplays!

 Live Gamer Portable is the right stuff for gamers who like providing good quality content on Youtube.

This cool new product from AverMedia has replaced my cpu from doing any processing because it took over all the capturing work. It also gave my hard disc a longer life cycle before it starts failing because Live Gamer portable writes smaller compression data therefore the hard disc writes less. Less writing equals longer life.

Here's an example. A five minute gameplay video would have taken up tp 13 GB of raw capture data using software and cpu which you would have to then recode to a smaller mp4 format. Now using Live Gamer Portable that five minute data has been reduced to 900 mb and it's already in mp4 format!

Yes you can also capture game videos from Playstation 3 and XBox. The package comes complete with all the cables necessary. It even has a cool pouch to keep your Capture Card safe. Well done AverMedia!

by Jimmy Dali

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Divine Souls is on Steam's Greenlight.

Check out the new mmorpg Divine Souls from developer Outspark that just got on Steam's Greenlight. Vote yes on Greenlight if you want to see more of this game.